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Tom Kostopoulos

Tom Kostopoulos  #25

Right Wing
NUMBER: 25 BIRTHDATE: January 24, 1979
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Mississauga, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 197 DRAFTED: PIT / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 7th   (204th overall)
Returned to lineup Apr. 25 vs. Pit. for 1st appearance since Apr. 7 at Buf.;  played in 13 straight through Apr. 1...Notched his 1st point with NJD with PS goal Mar. 29 at TB;  was NJ's 1st PS goal on the road since Oct. 21, '11 at SJ...Made Devils' debut Mar. 7 vs. Buf.;  claimed off waivers from Pit. Mar. 6, marking club’s 1st waiver acquisition since R. Carter (Oct. 26, ‘11)...Posted 3g-4a-7pts in 17 games for W-B/Scr. this season;  ended stint with AHL Pens on 4-game point streak Feb. 24-Mar. 2 (3g-1a)...Signed as a free agent by Pit. Mar. 5;  signed PTO with W-B/Scr. Jan. 23...Posted 4g-8a-12pts in 81 games during 2nd season with Cgy.; played in his 600th career NHL game Mar. 6  vs. Mtl...Career totals showed 60g-96a-156pts &  705 PIM in 615 games with Cgy., Car., Mtl., LA &  Pit...Also has 3g-2a-5pts in 16 career playoff games, all with Mtl...Scored goal in NHL debut Dec. 29, ‘01 vs. Ott.
Signed as a free agent by Manchester (AHL), July 12, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 1, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 4, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 14, 2009. Traded to Calgary by Carolina with Anton Babchuk for Ian White and Brett Sutter, November 17, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Wilkes-Barre (AHL), January 23, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, March 5, 2013. Claimed on waivers by New Jersey from Pittsburgh, March 6, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Wilkes-Barre (AHL), September 3, 2013.
Quote of the Day

Because of the way they play and their skill set I don't think they're fourth-line players, so in my mind I'm looking at one of those guys I'll have to move over to the wing.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on his four-player battle for second-line center